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URL shortening web services/web sites

Does it matter which URL shortening web service you use when shortening URLs? Why will one choose, say TinyUrl over any other? And is their a lifespan for the shortened URL, will there be a guarantee ...
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Where can I find a paste service with (client side) encryption? [closed]

I want to: paste / edit a text snippet online encrypt that snippet in my browser store that snippet online tell some of my folks about the URL to the snippet AND the passphrase are there services ...
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2answers
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How to remove the left tab on iGoogle [closed]

The iGoogle pages now have "tabs" on the left side. I only use one tab, ever, so I don't really have any use for them. Is there a way to minimize them so they don't take up a bunch of space?
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25answers
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For a software development project, what is the best type of wiki? [closed]

I am trying to set up a wiki/management system for a software project and keep getting confused by the myriad of options available. I have seen TWiki and Plone before, which bill themselves as ...
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2answers
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How do I tag someone in a status in Facebook?

How do I tag friends in a status update on Facebook?
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How do I get the e-mail addresses of my Facebook friends?

I want to send one of my Facebook friends an e-mail, but I don't have his email-address. It's rather personal, so I don't want to send it via Facebook if possible. How can I get his e-mail address ...
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4answers
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How do I remove myself from somebody's Yahoo friends list?

In Yahoo, all the people who added me as a friend at some point of time (which may be back in 1999) can see me whenever I am online. Due to this issue I am always forced to go invisible in Yahoo, if I ...
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2answers
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How do I re-activate my Twitter account using the same email address?

I deleted my Twitter account, and now I can't create a new one with the same email address! How do I get a new Twitter account with the same email address?
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8answers
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Alternatives to plus-addressing? [closed]

Many email services, including gmail, allow you to create throwaway email addresses by appending a tag of the form +anything after the username component of your email - but many sites reject such ...
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5answers
353 views

Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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2answers
192 views

Browse people by location on Dailymile

I moved away from my hometown to a new state and city and would like to browse a certain location on Dailymile to see if I can find anyone from my hometown or anyone I know. Is there a way to do this ...
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14answers
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Remove the Chat box from the left pane on Gmail

I don't ever use the chat feature of Gmail. Is there a way to get rid of the chat box on the left side? I can minimize it, but it still shows my name and the "Search, add, or invite" textbox. I can ...
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4answers
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How can I make my Gmail searches faster?

When I first signed up with Gmail, I was impressed by how fast I could search through my email. Now even simple single-keyword searches can take 5-10 seconds. Perhaps this is related to having over 70,...
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7answers
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Can I change my Gmail email address?

I have a stupidly long email address on Gmail and would like to get it changed, or even just get a new one, but I can't see how. As soon as I log in on Google it knows who I am and signing up for a ...
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3answers
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Many of my accounts on Mint.com often fail to update

I have a Mint.com account and some of my accounts that used to work no longer work properly. I am confident that I'm putting in the proper information that it asks for but I'm still not having luck. ...
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3answers
4k views

How can I use Facebook as an OpenID provider?

I'd like to use my Facebook account for my OpenID accounts. How can I do this?
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2answers
390 views

I want to receive the tweets of everyone I follow as emails. How do I configure that?

I suspect this might require a 3rd party application. There is no way that I would want SMS notifications to my phone (which is almost what I'm looking for). And if I could get emails just for ...
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4answers
1k views

Can I access Gmail through SSL?

Is there a way to access Gmail securely over SSL?
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3answers
8k views

How do I transfer my photos from Flickr to Picasa? [closed]

I have been using a Flickr Pro account for a few years, but find it really annoying that I don't maintain a local offline record of my albums and metadata with this. So I've decided to move to Picasa -...
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1answer
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How hard is it to manage a TypePad blog? Should I host it myself or get hosted service? [closed]

I have had difficulties in the past using Wordpress and have been thinking about moving to Typepad. How difficult is it to manage a Typepad installation? Should I just install it myself on a shared ...
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2answers
23k views

How to retrieve a forgotten Yahoo! Mail password

I have forgotten my Yahoo! Mail account password. What is the procedure to retrieve my password? Note that I'm not asking where the link is. I want to learn about the procedure (i.e. if they ask me ...
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2answers
435 views

YouTube is often slow for me. Is there a solution?

I've heard of many people complaining about the speed that YouTube streams videos lately. Even low quality videos go extremely slow on my system sometimes whereas they seem to be fast in other systems....
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4answers
737 views

How can I export my social graph out of Facebook?

Before I contemplate deleting my Facebook account, I'd like to export my social graph (a.k.a. contacts). What are the steps and/or recommended tools for this?
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7answers
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How do I get rid of advertisements on the right side on Gmail?

Not only am I inundated with ads in Gmail, but they seem to be reading my mind. Is there any way to turn this off or otherwise change this "tracking"?
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8answers
19k views

What limitations does Google Sheets have in relation to Microsoft Excel? [closed]

Office licenses are expensive. What features of Microsoft Office are missing from Google Sheets that would be of value in ordinary personal or business use?
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9answers
58k views

How to use GPG with Gmail?

I would like to read and write GPG encrypted mails within Gmail. I found FireGPG, but the support for Gmail has been discontinued (and I am using Google Chrome as a browser). What is the most ...
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6answers
27k views

How can I delete my Twitter account?

I've decided I don't want to use Twitter any more - how can I delete my account?
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2answers
492 views

Is there any way to use Gmail storage in other Google services?

It's unlikely that I'll ever have more than 1GB of email. However, I do have more than 1GB of photos (Picasa) and more than 1GB of files (Google Docs). Is there any way to use the storage from Gmail ...
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3answers
616 views

How do I ensure that what I post on Facebook stays private?

On Facebook, how should I adjust my privacy settings so that my posts stay private?
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4answers
5k views

How does the Facebook friend finder operate?

Facebook friend finder is really creepy. It has suggested to me: The father of a friend of mine—whose existence in Facebook was unknown to the said friend of mine himself. The twin brother of a ...
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4answers
5k views

Is there any way to script a Google Docs spreadsheet?

I have a really complex spreadsheet in Google Docs, and while it works, having the ability to script it a bit (à la VBA in Microsoft Office) would make it a lot cleaner. I heard that this is doable in ...
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1answer
4k views

What is the bandwidth limit for Google Drive file uploads?

The Google Drive help states that one's storage quota "includes plenty of bandwidth for ordinary use". In practice, about how much does this amount to? Is Google Drive suitable for hosting for ...
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1answer
9k views

How do I let other people view my photos I’ve uploaded to Photobucket?

I've created an album and uploaded a load of photos to Photobucket, but when I send the link to my friends all they see is a login screen. I've searched but I can't find the option to make the album ...
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2answers
195k views

How do I get the phone numbers of my Facebook Friends?

There was a time that somehow Facebook synced to my phone and that was great but I did not want all of them. How can I manually select the Facebook numbers and then export it to my phone via Contacts ...
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2answers
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How can I automatically share certain tasks in Remember the Milk?

Remember the Milk makes it really easy to share individual tasks, but how can I make it automatically share certain groups of tasks (e.g., I'd like it to automatically share tasks tagged #groceries ...
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15answers
94k views

How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I want to search for what += means, but Google won't return any documents. Also when I come across some PHP code I don't understand I can't search for the keywords as written. How can I search for ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I upload videos > 15min to YouTube?

I see that some YouTube users have quite lengthy videos. But if I ever try to upload a video of length more than 15 min, YouTube stops me. How can I get more privileges in YouTube?
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2answers
542 views

Use Google as an OpenID without logging into the rest of it?

Every time I login to Google as my OpenID I stay signed-in. This can get annoying as I feel safer searching Google without being logged-in, even if my dynamic IP is logged. Obviously I can just ...
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4answers
927 views

How do I make Facebook block a friend’s Mafia Wars updates?

I like Facebook to connect with friends, but I don't like the way their favorite games spam me. They just keep giving me Mafia Wars updates! Is there any way to block a friend's Mafia Wars update? ...
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4answers
9k views

How can I control who follows me on Twitter?

I tend to get a bunch of emails every week that say: JaneDoe (JaneDoe343) is now following your tweets on Twitter.is now following you. A little information about JaneDoe: 0 followers 1 ...
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7answers
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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
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1answer
1k views

Is Picasa's face tag data stored in the photo itself? [closed]

I tagged all my contacts on my Picasa Web Albums, but I was wondering if this data is stored in the photo itself or would I have to retag every picture when I import them to my desktop or share them ...
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3answers
549 views

How do I transfer my blog posts from Google's Blogger to WordPress?

I have a blog on Google's Blogger, but now I want to move to WordPress. Is there an easy way to transfer all my old blog posts from Blogger to WordPress?
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1answer
19k views

Can I auto-forward my Gmail to another address?

I'm kind of paranoid about my email and I don't want it to be on Google's servers only. Especially after my account got hacked and all my email got deleted. So I would like to auto-forward my Gmail ...
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5answers
11k views

How do I sync Google Calendar with my Outlook Calendar?

At work we use Outlook, but I want an easy way to sync it with my private Google Calendar. However, I tried looking at the Outlook (2010) settings and couldn't find how to make a link. So how do I ...
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2answers
605k views

How do I delete all my mail from my Gmail account?

I want to clear my mail from my Gmail account, but don't feel like selecting every message (also the archived ones). Is there an easy way to delete all my mail from Gmail without having to delete my ...
160
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3answers
45k views

How do I delete my Facebook account?

I don't trust Facebook's new privacy settings and have decided to delete my account, but I can't find the kill switch. Does anyone know how I can delete my Facebook account?
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2answers
824 views

Google Docs document in Hebrew and English?

Is there any way to have Hebrew and English in the same document in Google Docs? So far, everything I have found about multiple languages seems to assume that you want the user interface (menus, etc) ...
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5answers
5k views

Reply to Mailman archived message

I was having a problem with the GNU Debugger (GDB) and while the issue appears to be recurring, I found only one instance of someone recently experiencing the same problem. I found this other instance ...
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2answers
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Moving Delicious bookmarks to Google Bookmarks

Is it possible to copy all my Delicious bookmarks to Google Bookmarks, while preserving the Delicious tags as Google labels? It is easy enough to export as HTML and import again, but the tags get ...

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